Lovingkindness

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Shambhala Publications, 2008 - Compassion - 250 pages
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Explains how the Buddhist path can help individuals discover the inner joy within themselves, and shares simple Buddhist teachings and suggestions for meditation.
 

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Review: Loving kindness: The Revolutionary Art of Happines

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A very well done book about Metta practice especially the Metta of LovingKindness.I recommend it highly for those who want inspirational as well as instructional reading material. Read full review

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A life-changing book. Sometimes the most simple is the most profound. Salzberg's book reflects what the Dalai Lama has said: If you want others to be happy, practice compassion; if you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Chapter by chapter Salzberg shows through examples and meditations how to experience more compassion, joy, equanimity, forgiveness, and peace. I found myself rereading sections several times, especially as inspired by the day's events.
As I practiced LKM daily, I found it easier to move from anger to love, from envy to sympathetic joy, and even from shame to self-forgiveness. I also found it easier to move into some mindfulness meditations after having the experience of doing LKM. Having phrases to focus on rather than just my breath was a key first step to calming my mind and opening my heart.
I also love the way everything in this book complements what is showing up in the positivity and positivity resonance research of positive psychologist Barbara Fredrickson, Ph.D.
 

Contents

1 The Revolutionary Art of Happiness
8
2 Relearning Loveliness
22
3 Facets of Lovingkindness
41
4 Hindrances to Lovingkindness
60
5 Working with Anger and Aversion
78
6 Breaking Open the Loving Heart
106
7 Developing the Compassionate Heart
130
8 Liberating the Mind through Sympathetic Joy
151
9 The Gift of Equanimity
173
10 The Power of Generosity
196
11 Living Our Love
218
For More Information
247
Credits
249
Back Cover
254
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